Learning Event 2:
DESCRIBE FILM PROCESSING
1. Types of film. As an Army still photographer you will be working with
many types of film. In order to process the film correctly, you must be
familiar with the type being used. The following chart list a few of the
commonly used types of roll and sheet film in military photography.
a. To aid you in identifying the film you will be processing, the metal
cassettes or packages in which roll film is enclosed are clearly labeled.
b. Once sheet (cut) film has been removed from its original box and
loaded into a cut film holder, there is only one way to determine the type
of film you are handling. Each piece of sheet film has a notched
identification code cut in one corner. The emulsion side (dull surface)
faces you when the notch is in the upper righthand corner, as shown in
Figure 14. Identification of various films